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Hudson, New York, USA - F. Forshew, Photographer 241 Warren St Hudson, N.Y. Established 1850

Hudson, Columbia, New York, USA

The land was purchased from native Mahicans by Dutch settlers in 1662 and was originally part of the town of Claverack; formerly it was known as "Claverack Landing". Settled by New England whalers and merchants hailing primarily from Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Providence, Hudson was chartered as a city in 1785. The self-described "Proprietors" laid out a city grid, and Hudson grew rapidly as an active port, coming within one vote of being named the capital of New York state.

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Hudson, New York, USA

F. Forshew, Photographer
241 Warren St
Hudson, N.Y.
Established 1850

Hudson, New York, USA

Court House, Hudson, N.Y.

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Hudson Hospital

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Promenade Park

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  • 1854 - Hudson
    Hudson, a city and seat of justice of Columbia county, New York, is situated on the left bank of the Hudson river, at the head of ship navigation, and on the Hudson River railroad, 110 miles N. from New York city. Lat. 42° 14' N., Lon. 73° 46' W. It is built upon an elevation, which rises in the back ground to a height of 200 feet, called Prospect hill. In front, the bank, which is here 60 feet high, projects into the river, terminating in a bold promontory, on the brow of which is a delightful promenade, and on either side a fine bay, having a depth of water sufficient for the largest ships. Along the margin of these bays and at the foot of the promontory are the wharves, which are carried out on a line with the base of the hill. The city is for the most part regularly laid out, with streets usually intersecting each other at right angles. Near the river are extensive warehouses, stores, &c. Warren street is the principal thoroughfare and seat of business. It extends in a south... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - A Hudson, N.Y., paper holds out an inducement to the young men of that town to enlist in the temperance ranks as follows:
    The handsomest girl in the village belongs to the Sons of Temperance. As she intends to have a member of the Order for a husband, and she has not yet made her choice, here is a fine opportunity for all the young men in the city to join this Order, and yet how sad it is that so many young men will seek the sting of the serpent rather than the smiles of a lovely woman.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 22, 1870
  • News  1888 - On the 21st Oscar F. Beckwith, the Austerlitz murderer was sentenced to be hanged March 1, at Hudson, N. Y. This was the sixth time he had been sentenced.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 28, 1888
  • 1895 - Hudson
    Hudson, a city, the capital of Columbia co. N.Y. is finely situated on the E. bank of the Hudson Rive' on the Hudson River Railroad, at the terminus of the Hudson & Chatham Branch of the Boston & Albany Railroad, 115 miles N. of New York, and 28 miles S. of Albany. The river-bank here is a steep bluff, about 60 feet high from the top of which a ridge extends eastward to Prospect Hill, a rounded eminence, which is nearly 500 feet higher than the river, and is 13 miles from the W. part of the city. Warren street, the principal street of Hudson, extends along the crest of this ridge from the base of Prospect Hill to the bluff, on which is a delightful promenade overlooking the river. Hudson contains a court-house of marble and limestone, a city hall, 13 churches, the Hudson Academy, a public library, 3 national banks, extensive manufactures of clothing, paper, and steam fire-engines, 3 blast-furnaces, several iron-foundries, and printing-offices which issue 3 daily and 3 weekly... Read MORE...

  • 1900 - City of Hudson
    ...The territory included in the boundaries of Hudson city was formerly a part of the old town of Claverack and was included in the grant of land purchased from the Indians in 1662 by Jan Frans Van Hoesen, to whom it was confirmed by Governor Nicoll on May 14, 1667. The patentee died about 1703 and under the law of primogeniture the property passed to his eldest son, Jurrien; but there were other children and the land was divided. On Jannary 7, 1704, he conveyed to his brothers and sister, Jacob Jans, Johannes, and Catherine (wife of Francis Hardick), the lands lying on and near the river. The portion conveyed to Francis Hardick and his wife is thus described in the deed:

    "A certain piece of land situate, lying, and being at Claverack aforesaid, on the east side of Hudson's River, now in their possession, Beginning from the river side and runs up Eastwardly into the Woods along the north side of the Waggon Way to the Spruyt of Dientz bridge at the bounds of said Jurrien Van Hoesen, ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hudson, a city, the capital of Columbia co., N.Y., is finely situated on the E. bank of the Hudson River and on the New York Central and Hudson River, the Boston and Albany and the Albany and Hudson Rs., 28 miles S. of Albany. It is built in part on the slope of a steep bluff, known as Prospect Hill, which commands a fine view of the valley of the Hudson. Hudson contains a court-house, city- ball, public library, St. Mary's Academy, the State House of Refuge for Women, State Volunteer Firemen's Home, a state armory, etc., and has extensive manufactures of clothing, paper, car-wheels, knit goods, machinery, tobacco, etc. ; it has also several blast-furnaces and iron-foundries, etc. A steam ferry-boat plies between this city and Athens, which is on the W. bank of the river. Hudson was settled about 1784, and in the early period of its history was actively engaged in the foreign trade and in the whale- fishery. Pop. in 1890, 9970 ; in 1900, 9528.
    Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Hudson, New York, USA

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male ancestorObadiah GIFFORD (16 August 1734, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 21 July 1798, Hudson, New York, USA)
female ancestorMary SALISBURY (5 July 1736, Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville) - 10 August 1797, Hudson, New York, USA)
male ancestorHumphrey GIFFORD (9 February 1759, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA (Bliss Corner) (Smith Mills) (Padanaram) - 1803, Hudson, New York, USA)
male ancestorJames WOOD (7 January 1774, Hudson, New York, USA - 19 January 1833, Auburn, New York, USA)
male ancestorJacob R. LERRY (1794, , New York, USA - 30 April 1867, Hudson, New York, USA)
female ancestorSarah LEWIS (1796, Hudson, New York, USA - 20 August 1846, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorBenjamin DAVIS (1805, Hudson, New York, USA - 20 March 1870, Egremont, Massachusetts, USA)
female ancestorAbigail BUCKLEY (1812, Hudson, New York, USA - 22 March 1861, Lee, Massachusetts, USA)
male ancestorMartin VAN BUREN (20 December 1812, Hudson, New York, USA - 19 March 1855, Paris, France)

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male ancestorMichael FERRY (1851 - 6 December 1898) and photo of Delia RILEY Delia RILEY (August 1852 - 22 February 1919) married 9 February 1875
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